Ongoing Events
Baby Boot Camp — Polaris Mall
Meet other moms and get fit with this fitness program for pre/postnatal women and their children, presented by Danielle Duerksen;
8:30-9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Polaris Mall, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus; first class free; 614-226-2594, or BabyBootCamp.com, click on Ohio.
Baby Boot Camp —
Rite Bite Wellness Center
Meet other moms and get fit with this fitness program for pre/postnatal women and their children,
presented by Danielle Duerksen; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; Rite Bite Wellness Center,
171 Green Meadows Dr. S., Lewis Center; first class free; 614-226-2594, or BabyBootCamp.com, click on Ohio.
Barnes & Noble — Weekly Storytime
Preschool-age children and
their adult friends will enjoy hearing their favorite stories as told by Barnes & Noble storytellers; 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday;
Barnes & Noble Easton, 4005 Townsfair Way, Columbus; for more information call 614-476-8489.
Columbus Hadassah — Jewish Mommies Playgroup
Meet other Jewish moms and kids for a monthly playdate for kids 4 and up; at various homes and locations around Columbus; mornings; 2700 E. Main St.; call 614-235-8111 for more information.
COSI Family Friday Night
COSI is open late the last Friday of every month; 5–9 p.m.; COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St.; $7 per person after 5 p.m., includes all of COSI plus an Extreme Screen movie, parenting workshops also available; 614-228-COSI or COSI.org.
Culinary Couples Night Out
Touch of Gourmet; 7 p.m.; second Friday of every month; 3931 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; $59;
614-876-9452.
The Field Museum — Mythical Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids
Examine the legend and science behind some of the most fascinating creatures ever invented; journey into the fabled world of creatures that have been part of the human experience for hundreds of years; March 21 through September 1, 9 a.m.- 5. p.m. daily; the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago; fieldmuseum.com.
Free Child Safety Lecture
Classes are held on the third Thursday of every month until December; 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; 6797 N. High St., Worthington. Please RSVP if you will be attending the lecture at 614-855-8443.
The Gadfly Cafe — Comedy Improv Workshop for Teenagers
Learn the art of improv like you've seen on Whose Line is it Anyway while
mingling with our professional improv troupe; no one over 19 will be admitted without a teenager; 6 p.m. every Wednesday; the Gadfly Cafe,
1126 1/2 N. High St., Columbus; free.
La Leche League of Clintonville
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 7 p.m.; second Tuesday
of each month; Whetstone Branch,
Columbus Metropolitan Library; Suzanne, 614-267-2109 or Maureen,
614-263-0641.
La Leche League of
Crosswoods
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding
support; 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.; third Tuesday of each month; Crosswoods Women's Health Center, 7400 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus; Allison, 614-901-3868.
La Leche League of Dublin
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.; first Monday of each month; Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5775 Dublinshire Dr., Dublin; Margaret, 614-733-0098.
La Leche League of Reynoldsburg
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 7:30 p.m.; second Tuesday of each month; Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg; enter at rear of building and look for signs; 614-470-1555.
La Leche League of Westerville
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 9:30 a.m.; second Tuesday of each month; Heritage Christian Church; 7413 Maxtown Rd., Westerville; 614-898-9955 for directions or phone help.
Latin American Literature in English Translation
Book club for teachers of English and the Columbus community; presented by OSU's Center for Latin American
Studies; 10 a.m. Saturdays; Barnes & Noble, 3280 Tremont Rd., Columbus; 614-459-0920 or BN.com.
The Lima Company Memorial: A Remembrance of Spirit & Choice
This exhibit was created in memory of 22 fallen Marines and a Navy Corpsman from the Lima Company who lost their lives while serving in Iraq in 2005. The exhibit will be on display at the Ohio State House in the Rotunda at Broad and High Streets from May 23- November 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
M.O.M. —Mommies of Miracles A support community of mommies with medically compromised and/or developmentally disabled (MRDD) infants and children. Ongoing monthly gatherings. Visit: www.mommiesofmiracles.com www.mommiesofmiracles.com for the meeting schedule or call 740-503-9102 for information.
Mocha Moms
Support group for stay-at-home moms of color; Kavetta; 614-323-1217.
Mommies Time Out
Online Support Group
A fun group of moms who provide
support and social activities for stay-
at-home and working moms in the
Columbus area; includes playgroups, playdates, meet-ups, moms' night out, message boards and more;
MommiesTimeOut.Proboards105.com.
MOMS Club of Bexley, Berwick & Eastmoor
Support group for moms; Becky,
614-306-5824 or BexleyMC.org.
MOMS Club of Clintonville
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 9:30 a.m.; second Wednesday of each month; contact Bannon; 614-263-9167 or Geocities.com/clintonvillemomsclub.
MOMS Club of Dublin—Central
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 9:45 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month; Vineyard Church; 5400 Avery Rd., Dublin; call Kelly at 614-764-8008 or Geocities.com/momsclub-dublincentral/.
MOMS Club of Dublin—West
Offers a variety of activities each month including monthly meeting, mom and tot activities, play groups, parties, and a moms' night out. For more information, call Lana at 614-437-9935, or e-mail momsclubofdublinwest@gmail.com.
MOMS Club of Dublin—
Southeast
Support group for stay-at-home moms; playgroups, service projects,monthly activities calendar; e-mail Susan at momsclubmembership@columbus.rr.com.
.MOMS Club of Gahanna—East
Support group for stay-at-home moms; call Cathy at 614-759-6137.
MOMS Club of Gahanna—West
Support group for stay-at-home moms; gahannamoms@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Hilliard—North
A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms and their children; playgroups, field trips, and moms' night out; 9:45 a.m.; first Thursday of the month; Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, 4343 Dublin Rd., Hilliard;
mchilliardnorth@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Hilliard—South
Support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms; call Lauri at 614-850-5396 or e-mail mchilliardsouth@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Lewis Center—Southeast
A non-profit support group for stay-at-home moms; actively seeking new members who live south of Orange Rd., east of S. Old State Rd., and north of Lazelle Rd.; for membership information contact Gail at Moms_Club_Membership@yahoo.com or www.lewiscentermomsclub.org.
MOMS Club of New Albany
Support group for stay-at-home moms; NAMOMSclub@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of NW Columbus and Upper Arlington
Support group for stay-at-home or
part-time working moms; second Wednesday each month; 614-388-9410 or ColumbusMOMSClub.com.
MOMS Club of Pickerington—North
Support group for stay-at-home moms; also serves Reynoldsburg and Pataskala; e-mail Rachel at argillaspie@yahoo.com .
MOMS Club of Pickerington—South
Support group for stay-at-home moms living south of Refugee Rd. in Pickerington or Canal
Winchester; 10 a.m.; fourth
Wednesday of each month; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd., Pickerington; PickeringtonMoms.tripod.com.
MOMS Club of Powell
Support group for stay-at-home moms; e-mail Stacie at powellmoms@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Sunbury
Support group for stay-at-home moms; last Tuesday of each month; Sunbury United Methodist Church at the intersection of State Routes 36/37 and 3, Sunbury; April, 740-965-9830 or
Geocities.com/sunburymomsclub.
MOMS Club of Westerville—Northwest
Support group for stay-at-home moms is looking for new mothers to join; Shannon, shall6064@insight.rr.com.
MOMS Club of Westerville—South
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 10 a.m.; last Thursday of each month; Church of the Good Shepherd,
6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus; momswestervillesouth@yahoo.com.
MOMS Club of Worthington
Support group for stay-at-home moms; third Wednesday of the month; Worthington Presbyterian Church; email prospectivemember@worthingtonmoms.org for more information.
MOPS Newark
Fellowship and support group open to all moms with children ages birth–5; 9:30 a.m.; second Friday of each month; First United Methodist Church, 88 N. Fifth St., Newark;
740-349-7020 or e-mail
firstumc@voyager.net.
Mothers & More, Chapter 51
Non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 N. High St., Worthington; call Janet at 614-888-4702 or e-mail tsalmon11@yahoo.com.
Mothers of Multiples East Columbus
Support and social group for mothers of multiples; 7 p.m.; third Thursday of each month; Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Rd., Columbus; ECMom.com.
Mothers Swapping Skills
Group
Online notice board helps bring together moms who would like to exchange skills and services such as cooking, tutoring, babysitting, cleaning, carpooling and coaching; group is actively seeking women leaders for guidance; register at Groups.google.com/group/
mothersswappingskills.
"My" Food-Allergy Support Group
A group for parents of children dealing with life-threatening food allergies; we offer monthly meetings, occasional non-food family activities, and a private e-mail group for additional support, sharing of concerns, successes, coping strategies, resources and tools; Dena Friedel, e-mail dfriedel@insight.rr.com.
New Moms' Group
An opportunity for new mothers and their babies to meet and share
information; 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays; Elizabeth Blackwell Center, 3635 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; free; 614-566-4446.
Nisonger Center — Dual
Diagnosis Clinic
This clinic provides mental health diagnosis, medication recommendations and psychological assessments for persons of all ages who have both a developmental disability and a mental illness; The Ohio State University, Nisonger Center, 357 McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Dr., Columbus; Diana Boggs, 614-292-9780 or e-mail boggs.59@osu.edu.
Online Nanny Group
An online group for Columbus-area nannies that helps grow friendships and makes play dates; Groups.yahoo.com/group/
ohionannies/.
Parent & Caregiver Support Group
Group empowers parents to regain a sense of control, well-being and stability when dealing with challenging or
troubled children; 6:45 p.m.; first and third Monday of each month; Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware;
740-369-3316.
Parents Helping Parents
Eight-week program uses
culturally-relevant principles as tools to help enhance individual parenting skills; transportation and free child care offered; dates and times vary;
St. Dominic Parish Center, 455 N. 20th St., Columbus; free; registration required; 614-372-3000 ext. 7350 or 7354.
Parents Morning Out Program
Taking applications for children ages 12 months to 4 years; 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays; $15 per day; 614-766-5030 or e-mail
moravianpmo@hotmail.com.
Parents Who Parent Separately
A parent-education program designed for single, divorced or
remarried parents in shared-parenting situations; 614-224-0222 ext. 103 or
PositiveParents.com.
Parents Without Partners North by Northwest Chapter #227
Non-profit, volunteer organization
of single, widowed, divorced, separated or never-married parents of all ages and backgrounds who are bringing up
children alone; 7:30 p.m; first and third Tuesdays of each month; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 High St.,
Worthington; free; Home.columbus.rr.com/pwp227.
Postpartum Outreach & Encouragement for Moms
Resources, information and support
for women suffering from PPD; 7 p.m.; last Monday of each month; 1110 Chambers Rd., Columbus; We Care Network Building; look for the red awning; Therese, 614-451-3775.
Quilting African American Women's History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions
The vitality of quilt making and resilient, creative spirit of Black women come alive, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce; $1.50 for children, $4 for adults; through Nov. 8, 614-297-2300.
Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Club for Women
We are committed to providing a comfortable, non-competitive and friendly atmosphere for our moms to work out. Sign ups are going on now for summer and fall workouts. For more information go to www.SpeedySneakers.com.
Friday, August 1
The Dublin Irish Festival
This is one of America's largest celebrations of Celtic music, dance, food and culture. There will be more the 140 performances over the three-day festival. Festival housrs are Friday, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 1 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, visit Dublinfestival.org.
The Ohio State Fair
It's time again for an Ohio tradition—an event for the whole family with food, games, rides, livestock, entertainment and more. Gates are open from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., except August 10 until 8 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$10. For more information, visit ohiostatefair.com.
Perkins Observatory Guest Night
Come view the stars as only the Perkins Observatory can show you. Program begin at 9 p.m. at 61 S. Sandusky St., Powell. Tickets and more information are available at 740-363-1257.
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse
Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is Opera Columbus.
Thoroughly Modern Millie presented by Weathervane Playhouse
A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York and the audience dancing the Charleston. Tickets start at $15 and are available at 740-366-4616. Theatre is located at 100 Price Rd, Newark. Showtimes are 8 p.m., and on August 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information, visit weathervaneplayhouse.org.
Worthington Library's Summer Concert Series presents Justin Roberts
Justin Roberts is a kids' music sensation whose quirky melodies and irrepressible lyrics make it easy to see why kids and their parents love him. This free outdoor concert is at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. at 7 p.m. For more information call 614-807-2626.
Saturday, August 2
Breaking Dawn Release Party at Northwest Library
Immortality awaits teens attending this after-hours event celebrating the release of Stephenie Meyers' fourth book about star-crossed lovers, Bell and Edward. Join them for contests, reading, and more. This free event is at 6 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call 614-807-2626.
The Dublin Irish Festival
See August 1.
Gallery Hop
This month, the Short North will celebrate the talent of Columbus and Ohio artists, as well as spotlight the breadth of organizations in the capital city. Galleries are open from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. For more information, visit shortnorth.org.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway presents Tony & Tina's Murder
A missing groom is the topic of discussion on the mystery train. Tina is crying her eyes out while searching for Tony. Ride the train and see if Tony ever shows up alive. All murder mysteries depart from the depot in Nelsonville. Tickets are available at 800-967-7834 or hockingvalleytrain.com.
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Saturday Story Stomp at Grandview Heights Public Library
Free stories, songs and fun dancing for ages 2-5 from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information, call 614-481-3778.
Sunday, August 3
The Dublin Irish Festival
See August 1
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1
Monday, August 4
Central Ohio Soccer Association Registration Deadline
COSA is accepting fall soccer registrations for boys and girls ages 3 1/2 - 12, and middle school and high school ages. COSA offers both instructional and recreational programs. The deadline for registration is today. For more information and applications, contact 614-890-1207 or visit cosasoccer.com.
Music & Movement at Grandview Heights Public Library
Perfecting motor skills with song and dance for ages 2-5 from 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information on this free program, call 614-481-3778.
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Tuesday, August 5
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Wednesday, August 6
AMC Summer Movie Camp
Kids and adults alike can enjoy the magic of the movies all summer long. Admission is $1 per guest and movies begin at 10 a.m. Today's movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com/smc.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Family Nights at the Zoo
Each Wednesday night until August 20 the Zoo will stay open late for families. Special Zoo programming and many other fun activities geared toward families spice up these summer nights. Activities take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Waters Edge Events Park. For more information, visit www.columbuszoo.org..
Family Story Time on the Lawn at Grandview Heights Public Library
Stories, songs and fun on the library lawn for ages 2-5 from 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rain location is in Youth Services. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information, call 614-481-3778.
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Puppet Show at Grandview Heights Public Library
A party celebrating the end of Kids' Summer Reading Club for grades K-5 from 2:30 p.m. - .3:30 p.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information on this free program, call 614-481-3778.

2008 Thurber House Literary Picnics features Brock Clarke
Guests can order a picnic dinner catered by Party Panachem, or bring their own. Each picnic offers a tour of James Thurber's historic home beginning at 5:20 p.m.; the picnic begins at 6:15 p.m. and the reading is at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$65. The Thurber House is located at 77 Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit thurberhouse.org.
Thursday, August 7
Music & Movement at Grandview Heights Public Library
See August 4.
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Twilight Prom at Grandview Heights Public Library
Celebrate the Stephanie Meyer's final Twilight novel, Breaking Dawn, with vampire punch, werewolf cookies, T-shirt decorating, trivia and giveaways; for ages 5 and up; from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dress-up is optional. Bring a T-shirt to decorate. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information on this free program, call 614-481-3778.
Friday, August 8
Friday Night at the Movies: The Muppet Movie
This charming musical fable follows Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear as they set out for Hollywood to seek stardom. This free film will be shown at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington at 9 p.m. For more information, call 614-807-2626.
Illumination Celebration
Award-winning artist James Turrell illuminates the Palm House in an inspiring display of light and space. This is a free event at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. from 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 614-645-5617.
JazZoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Turn up the volume on your summer plans with the wild thrill of classical Jazz, swing, blues and more; at 8 p.m. For more information, go to columbuszoo.org.
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse
Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is Vox, Columbus Gay Men's Chorus.Sat
Saturday, August 9
Family Farm Chores at Stratford Ecological Center
Bring your family to the farm for the experience of morning animal chores. Kids will get to collect eggs, water the animals and get a chance to help milk the goats. Dress for dirt. Family cost is $10 . Make reservations with Christa at 740-363-2548. Farm is located at 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware.
Touch a Truck
Trucks galore and more! Touch, climb in, get close to and size up many types and sizes of vehicles. Cameras are highly recommended. Touch a Truck will be held in the front yard of Homested Park, 4875 Cosgray Rd. in Hilliard from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information about this free event, visit wtwp.com, or call Washington Township Parks & Recreation Department at 614-652-3922.
Sunday, August 10
The Ohio State Fair
See August 1.Tuesday, August 12
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Family Nights at the Zoo
See August 6.
Thursday, August 14
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
This kick off to the 2008-2009 season will have you feeling the heat. Tickets start at $30 and are available at balletmet.org. Performances are August 14 at 7 p.m., August 15 at 8 p.m., August 16 at 8 p.m., August 17 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., August 20 at 7:30 p.m., August 21 at 7:30 p.m., August 22 at 8 p.m., August 23 at 8 p.m., August 24 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Video Game Madness at Grandview Heights Public Library
Play Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers, MarioKart and more on the big screen; for ages 10-14; from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information on this free program, call 614-481-3778.
Friday, August 15
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
JazZoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
See August 8.
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse
Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is Squishy! Improv and Sketch Comedy Troupe.
Saturday, August 16
Third Annual Family Fun Festival & Expo
This free festival is from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Kohl's in Pickerington, 175 Postage Dr. For more information, call 614-296-3722.
13th Annual Columbus - Worthington Art Fair
Worthington Square will be transformed into a first-class outdoor showcase complete with 150 artists. Admission is free to this weekend event located at Worthington Square, south of I-270 at Route 23 and W. Wilson Bridge Rd. The art fair is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August 16 and 17.
The Crew vs. FC Dallas
Enjoy the thrill of Major League Soccer at Crew Stadium as the home team takes on FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.thecrew.com; tickets start at $14.

Dig it for the House Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
Register your co-ed team for competitive or fun play at Flannagan's Pub, 6835 Caine Rd. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and play begins at 9 a.m. Cost per team is $80 with pre-registration, or $100 at the door; all money goes to the Ronald McDonald house. Register at www.digitforthehouse.info.
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Kid's Fun Day by Grater's Ice Cream
Grater's Ice Cream hosts a free fun day for kids. There will be blow up bouncy toys, games, prizes and factory tours. Fun day is from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at 2555 Bethel Rd. For more information, call 614-442-7622.
New Life Dance Academy
A Christian dance studio in Gahanna offering classes for students ages 3-adult in ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap is having an open house and registration from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come get more information about the 2008-2009 season. For more information, call 614-475-8500 or visit enewlifedance.com.
Saturday Story Stomp at Grandview Library
See August 2.
Teddy Bear Safari at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Any child bringing a teddy bear to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this day will receive a special discount as well as an opportunity to take their bear to Nationwide Children's Hospital clinic for check-ups and band-aids. Special bear programs and characters will round out the day's activities. Teddy Bear Safari is from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
visit columbuszoo.com for more information.
Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Celia Rivenbark
Thurber House presents Celia Rivenbark, award-winning newspaper columnist and freelance journalist. She will read from her fourth collection of laugh-out-loud essays. Evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Tickets are $15-$20; call 614-464-1032 for ticket information.
Sunday, August 17
13th Annual Columbus - Worthington Art Fair
See August 16.
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Monday, August 18
Early Childhood Resource Network
Free developmental screenings at 3480 Refugee Rd. for children ages 1 month through 5 years. Screenings are in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language, and personal/ social skills. Hearing screenings are also provided. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 543-9000 ext 216.
Wednesday, August 20
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Family Nights at the Zoo
See August 6.
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Thursday, August 21
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Friday, August 22
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse
Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble.
Saturday, August 23
The Crew vs. Real Salt Lake
Enjoy the thrill of Major League Soccer at Crew Stadium as the home team takes on Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.thecrew.com; tickets start at $14.
Express Yourself—DIY Fashion at Worthington Park Library
Teens can accentuate their fall look with some awesome do-it-yourself accessories like jazzy jewelry, wallets, T-shirts and badges. This free event starts at 3 p.m. at Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. For more information, call 614-807-2626.
Family Wii Tournament at Northwest Library
The whole family is invited for virtual baseball, tennis, bowling or other multi-player games. This free event is at 3 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call 614-807-2626.
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
The Jonas Brothers Concert
Pop rock sensations are bringing their Burning Up Tour to the Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 614-431-3600, or visit ticketmaster.com.
Start! Heart Walk
The American Heart Association will hold their premier fundraising event at COSI/Genoa Park, 333 W. Broad St. The walk begins at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk raises funds to help combat heart disease. For more information visit http://centralohheartwalk.kintera.org.
WAG! A Dog-Friendly Festival
This dog-centric event in central Ohio is a free, fun way for families to enjoy the day with the furry members of the family. With activities like the WAG! Wilderness Walk, the Take a Bow Wow Stage, Water Bark Beach, and exhibitors from around the area, WAG! will be fun for everyone. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Darby Bend Lakes area. For more information, visit www.WAGfest.com.
Sunday, August 24
Back 2 School Bash
Spoyled Rottyn Party Planning and FunForOurKids.com will be hosting a Back 2 School Bash for children of all ages. There will be vendors, games and activities, food and much more to enjoy. We will have large bounce houses, a climbing wall, visit from the police and fire station, face painting, costumed characters and lots of fun. Food will be available for purchase. The cost is only $5 per child. The fun runs fom 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Hoover Y Park, 1570 Rorh Rd., Lockbourne. For more information, visit SpoyledRottynParty.com.
Hot Nights, Cool Dance by Balletmet
See August 14.
Wednesday, August 27
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
Enjoy hot buttered sweet corn, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, farm exhibits, and lots of food. The festival is from August 27-30 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m., and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, visit sweetcornfest.com.
Thursday, August 28
Broadway Across America presents Disney's The Lion King
The Tony award-winning musical brings the animated film to life to the delight of children and adults. The Lion King is playing at the Ohio Theatre from August 28-September 28. Tickets and more information are available at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
Nintendo Wii Bowling Tournament at Grandview Heights Public Library
Video gaming on the big screen for ages 10-14, from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; to sign up for this free program, call 614-481-3778.
Ohio Historical Center presents William H McGuffey & the Peerless Pioneer
Echoes in Time Theatre at the Ohio Historical Center will present William H McGuffey and the Peerless Pioneer August 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25. The 30-minute solo performance takes place at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m at the Ohio Historical Society on I-71 and 17th Ave. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids and free for members. For more information, call 614-297-2300, or visit ohiohistory.org.
Friday, August 29
St. Michael's Festival
One of the largest church festivals in central Ohio. This family event features food, games, rides, silent auction, garage sale, and casino. Sit-down dinner is Saturday and live entertainment is available every night. Festival is at St. Michael's Church in Worthington, from 7 p.m-11 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit saintmichael-cd.org.
Summer Fridays at the Statehouse
Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is See Your Shadow Songwriting.
Saturday, August 30
Ohio Renaissance Festival
Twelve stages of continuous entertainment, over 130 unique arts and crafts, food, drink, and games of skill. There is truly something for everyone. The festival runs from August 30 through October 19 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day. For ticket information and directions, visit renaissancefestival.com
St. Michael's Festival
See August 20.
Sunday, August 31
Bluegrass, Barbeque & Boom! with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
This concert will feature bluegrass and "new" grass bands and culminate with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display. Doors open at 3 p.m. at the Dawes Arboretum. Tickets are available by calling 740-323-2355.
Ohio Renaissance Festival
See August 30.
St. Michael's Festival
See August 20.
Upcoming Events
United Way 5K Run & Walk
Race for a good cause and have some faily fun all for the United Way of Union County on September 13. Register to win football tickets, cash prizes, and fun family activities. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. at Glacier Ridge Metro Park with breakfast catered by Der Dutchman. Register at unitedwayofunioncounty.org.
Via Colori
A festival of street painting that you and your kids can enjoy! Come to Goodale Park September 13 and 14 and watch artisits hard at work with sidewalk chalk? Do the kids want to get in the action? Visit the Via Bambini area sponsered by Columbus Parent Magazine and let your little Picaso's imagaination run wild. Visit viacolori.com for more informaion.
Playhouse Disney Live!
Coming to the Palace Theatre on Oct 25 for 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. shows it's you little one's favorite Playhouse Disney characters like Little Einsteins and Mandy Manny. This will be a real family treat you and the kids can enjoy. Tickets start at $20.50 and are avaliable at ticketmaster.com.